28 Emeryville, CA
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My self-summary
Without a doubt I am driven by my curiosity and belief that life is an adventure and that tomorrow is never guaranteed. I try not to sweat the small stuff and that a life with regrets is not one worth living.

Many of my favorite memories and aspects of my life have come about from being unscripted and spur-the-moment. I enjoy a quaint little spot much more than overly-praised places and look for the positive in most occasions. I prefer to find my own way and adventures as opposed to following someone else.

I have been fortunate enough to travel to many far off destinations around the world. Between family vacations, school and work; I have seen much of what this world has to offer and because of that I tend to have a unique perspective on things.

I tend to find myself pursuing a state of balance. Be it the struggle between staying in or going out, eating desserts or going to the gym, or even experiencing the different highs that life has to offer.

Lastly, I am a very open-minded person. I feel one's ability to recognize and accept what is different than their own mindset to be very important and a must have in a partner.

What I’m doing with my life
After four years studying engineering at a maritime academy I graduated and was employed by the Navy as a contractor adventuring and sailing the high seas for four years. As my passion for shipping dwindled I took a year off to reevaluate myself and got a chance to do some new things that were out of my then comfort zone. Desiring to do something vastly different I worked for a year in China as a consultant on a construction project. I lived in a rural mountain town deep in the Sichuan province, when it was not a struggle it was an enlightening experience.

I am now pursuing my aspirations of a graduate degree and education, I am a believer in life-long learning and constantly bettering oneself.

When I am not working I am exploring passions and enjoying what life has to offer.
I’m really good at
Asking the questions no one else seems to want to ask, and making awkward moments a lot less awkward. I can be pretty forward at times, I tend to feel like small talk is a waste of time.

Being in a room full of strangers and pretending like I know all of them.

Spending hours on Wikipedia skipping from whichever articles I am curious about at that moment.

I am pretty handy, being an engineer for a living and growing up with train sets, models, and legos I am quite crafty and can build most things with ease. Ikea stands no match for me!
The first things people usually notice about me
Perhaps the most common thing I get from people is, "Did you know you look a lot like _____ ." So far there is a long list of celebrities that have filled that blank. I suppose based on my hair, lighting or how drunk the person is I get some random look-a-likes. I usually take it as a compliment...usually.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV- Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Portlandia, Modern Family, SOA, Dexter, Spartacus, Arrested Development, Party Down, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Top Gear, Doctor Who, Community, Parks and Recreation, Robot Chicken, Eastbound and Down, The Walking Dead, The Office, South Park, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley.

Music Pretty much everything but country, some of my favorites are: Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Linkin Park, AFI, Glitch Mob, Chromeo, Muse, The Bravery, Kygo, Tyco, Flume, Empire of the Sun, Walk the Moon, Klangkarussell, Coldplay, Disclosure, Dillon Francis, Phantogram, Major Lazer, The Killers, Kid Cudi, E-40, Of Mice and Men, Thomas Jack. I also hit the Sound Cloud pretty hard and listen to a lot of tropical house and deep house.

Food- Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Afgan, Indian, Ethiopian, German and everything in between.
The six things I could never do without
Thai Iced Tea
The Ocean
Board Games
Live Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My life, people I have met along the way and places that I have been or want to go to. And of course, reasons to drink while the sun is still up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Surrounded by countless friends at a really loud bar or club. On the flip side I also indulge in being alone or with someone who makes my life worth while.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Without thinking we often compare the unknown to what as known, it gives us reference and security. With that being said, people have always tried to classify me into a social subgroup and have failed. I have a very dynamic personality and cannot be branded one thing or another. I can be a bit of a chameleon, but if you take the time to get to know me you will see there is more to me than meets the eye.
You should message me if
We share a common outlook on life and perhaps even a love of Tiki bars?
You are looking for someone to go on an adventure with. Did I mention I am scuba certified?
Need a date for that awkward event that you totally don't have anyone to take.
Or simply if you like to laugh and are looking for a fun guy to put a smile on your face.